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From Smith to Depp: Hollywood’s Best Paid
Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers See the Highest Film Paydays
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Will Smith leads the pack of Hollywood’s best-paid actors, banking an estimated $80 million over the course of the year.
Coming in second on the list is Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp, an actor who is known to vacillate between commercial work and artier fare. He still managed to pull down $72 million this year.
In this case, the bold-faced star followed up his three turns as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s $2.76 billion Pirates franchise with the Stephen Sondheim serial-killer musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Flat Street. Though the latter hardly set box office records, it did earn Depp an Oscar nomination. ABC News